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Happy Birthday to the Memphis Arts Community!

This Friday, March 2nd, ArtsMemphis will turn 55!  That's right -- we've been around for five-and-a-half decades, serving as the Mid-South's primary arts grant-maker.  It all started with the shared vision of a small group of community leaders, including William F. Kirsch, Jr., Irving Metz, and Walter Armstrong.  They recognized the need for a central source of funding to sustain our city's anchor arts organizations.  Guided by that need, they created the ... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

Action Alert: Trump Budget Calls for Elimination of the NEA

Earlier this month, the Trump administration released a budget that calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  The NEA is a vital source of arts and cultural funds that reaches every congressional district in the United States and costs just $0.46 per taxpayer.  In 2017 alone, the agency provided roughly $1.39 million to Tennessee organizations .   What's more, for every $1 that the NEA invests in our communities, an... Read More
at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Announcing Our Latest Round of Operating Support Grantees

At ArtsMemphis, we understand that unrestricted operating support is the most valuable type of funding that an arts organization can receive, and the most difficult type of funding to raise.  That's why our Operating Support Grants have been a cornerstone of our mission for more than half a century.  And that tradition continues today, thanks to the generosity of more than 1,300 generous individuals, foundations, and businesses. The Levitt Shell... Read More
at Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

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